Noel Towell Exemptions from new whistleblowing laws could give Australia's intelligence agencies ''a 007 licence to kill'' approach, according to one of the nation's leading public sector corruption experts.
Noel Towell A tribunal has ruled that public service managers can use ''robustness'' without being labelled bullies.
Noel Towell Indigenous public servants are quitting their jobs at almost twice the rate of non-indigenous colleagues.
Noel Towell A cull of dozens of senior ATO officials has left junior staff to "match wits" against vastly more experienced corporate tax experts, according to a public sector union.
Noel Towell Union threatening to take legal action in its dispute with the government's biggest department over the ''casualisation'' of its workforce.
Noel Towell A Canberra public servant who claims she was bullied by one-on-one counselling sessions with her manager has lost the latest round of her legal fight for workers’ compensation.
Noel Towell Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says the loss of 12,000 public service jobs in Canberra would be just a "starting point" in the first two years of a Liberal government.
Noel Towell The federal government's biggest department is spending $30 million hiring casual and short-term labour while shedding more than 2400 of its permanent staff.
Noel Towell Federal public servants who lied their way into their jobs could face the sack under a shake-up of the bureaucracy's disciplinary code.
Noel Towell Australia's main public service union is to join the fight against the possible sacking of four junior Melbourne tax workers.
Noel Towell The federal government workers' compensation fund has been ordered to pay for group meditation classes for a former Canberra public servant who has not worked in 14 years.
Noel Towell and Ewa Kretowicz Federal public servants are being offered redundancy payouts and told they are free to return to the bureaucracy after just one week.
Noel Towell and Markus Mannheim The federal public service shed more than 2500 jobs last year, the first time in a decade the Commonwealth bureaucracy has shrunk.
Noel Towell The federal Labor Party could lose the support of its largest financial donor for the federal election.
Noel Towell An Australian Federal Police staff member sacked after passing on information to spies at the South Korean consulate in Sydney has lost an unfair dismissal case.
Noel Towell Vast stores of guns, drugs and other contraband seized by Customs have been left vulnerable to theft because of serious security lapses, a federal government audit has found.
Noel Towell Vast stores of guns, drugs and other contraband seized by Australia's Customs Service have been left vulnerable to theft because of serious security weaknesses, according to a federal government...
Noel Towell Commonwealth workplace insurer Comcare needs tougher medical supervision of the 10,000 bureaucrats now claiming workers' compensation, according to a new report on the scheme.
Noel Towell Long-awaited federal laws to protect whistleblowers should not allow government employees to go ''forum shopping'' with their complaints, according to the Public Service Commissioner.
Noel Towell and Markus Mannheim The Coalition has again overstated by more than 90 per cent the growth of the federal public service in Canberra.